Cranberry Country

            The Sippican Lands Trust recently hosted a presentation given by Dr. Hilary Sandler, who shared the 21st century research efforts at the University of Massachusetts Cranberry Station in East Wareham.             Sandler has been working in the field of agricultural research, primarily focused on all things cranberry for over 30 years. She said the […] Read more »

Little Diverse Library

Tangi Thomas of Tri-Town Against Racism takes part in the September 10 ceremonial ribbon cutting for the newest Little Diverse Library at Ned’s Point park in Mattapoisett. Members and supporters of the local anti-racism organization celebrated the realization of the vision of 2020 Keel Award winner Kelsey Robertson, who at age 10 sought to bring […] Read more »

Art Exhibits Provide Beauty Aplenty

            If you are still finding it difficult to go to art museums, look no further than the Marion Council on Aging and the Marion Art Center to get your visual art needs satiated.             On September 9, two painting groups came together in a joint exhibit now on display at the Marion Council on […] Read more »

Lighthouse Welcomes Nesting Terns

            The first tropical storm of the hurricane season has already threatened our coastline with a weather forecast of many more still to come. This dire coastal future may well be attributed to warmer waters from global warming that has already fanned the flames of western wildfires and sent smoke across the entire country.             […] Read more »

Salty 100 Brings out Best in Sail

            “Extreme” was the operative word for the inaugural “Salty 100 Distance Race” held last weekend in Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island Sound.             Winds ranged from a whisper to a gale over the course of 100 miles, and yachts and their crews were called upon to use every skill, every learned lesson, and every […] Read more »

Deputy Harbormasters Set Bar

            The role of a seasonal deputy harbormaster encompasses every single moving part of an active harbor port-of-call, from simply tossing a line to a boater tying up to a dock, to pulling capsized boaters out of heavy seas. Handling the ropes, so to speak, as Mattapoisett’s deputy harbormasters for the 2021 season have been […] Read more »

Elevating LGBTQ Youth, Seniors

On August 31 the doors of the Mattapoisett Museum were opened to people wanting to learn more about the LGBTQ community or wishing to share how to obtain services for youth, senior citizens, and families throughout the south coast.             Eileen Dugas, network coordinator for the South Coast LGBTQ+ Network, spoke to the types of […] Read more »

Town Party Serves Up ‘Community’

            The Marion Town Party had been an end-of-summer celebration for more years than anyone can remember until the last two years. In 2019, because of the threat posed by the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus and last summer by COVID-19, the party was cancelled.             But on August 28, as cool shore breezes made […] Read more »

Lyons’ Pre-Trial Date Moved

Citing “additional discovery,” Robert Nolan, the attorney for recently retired Mattapoisett Police Chief Mary Lyons, requested and received a new pre-trial date of Thursday, September 30, while addressing Falmouth District Court on Tuesday morning. Nolan and Lyons were both present at court via Zoom.             On July 19, Lyons entered a not guilty plea to […] Read more »

How Trees Communicate

            The Marion Natural History Museum is one of those rare places where we may pause, study an aspect of our natural world in a meaningful unhurried manner, and contemplate the importance of all life, not just our own.             That was just the case on August 20 when Ph.D. candidate Valentina Lagomarsino, who studies […] Read more »